Another blisteringly good review…

This one was posted to Paperback Horror yesterday, and was written by Colum McKnight…. —()— What They Hear In The Dark is a perfect example of short horror fiction done well. A horror story, for all intents and purposes, should be designed to elicit certain emotions from the reader, and this chapbook does that in spades. … Continue reading

And yet another satisfied reader…

I received this customer review from Clayton Stealback yesterday via Facebook… glad to read of another satisfied reader! —()— “Let me start by saying that I am very impressed by Spectral’s first chapbook. The quality of the artwork, layout, and the print make these wonderful to read and essential to collect. Spectral’s first release features … Continue reading

Today’s Spectral review…

This is pablocheesecake’s take on What They Hear in the Dark, posted at The Eloquent Page review blog: —()— Rob and Becky bought the old place after the death of their son, to repair and renovate – to patch things up and make the building habitable. They both knew that they were trying to fix more than … Continue reading

Another satisfied customer….

Here’s what a good friend of mine, John Boden of Shock Totem magazine, said about What They Hear in the Dark, (and posted on his blog) after reading it… chalk up another satisfied customer… —()— “What They Hear In The Dark” by Gary McMahon (2011 Spectral Press) I read this in half an hour. Which is a perfect … Continue reading

Spectral Volume II

And so here it is, the cover to Spectral Press Volume II, Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses – again it’s been designed by the inimitable Neil Williams and based on a beautiful photograph by my good friend Branwyn Reeves: “It’s not always the guilty who have the darkest secrets . . . Peter has been married … Continue reading

Yet another new review…

This is the sixteenth review, again a very positive one: this one’s from Sheri White and was posted at the Rise Reviews site: —()— After their only child, Eddie, is murdered by a group of young boys, Rob and Becky buy a house to fix up, hoping it will help them get through the agony of … Continue reading

New review…

Another great review, this time from author Dave Jeffery: —()— When a young boy is murdered, his devastated parents attempt to rebuild their shattered lives by ploughing their efforts into a renovation project. The process is meant to be cathartic, a process of healing the wound left in their lives. Yet as they work they find … Continue reading

Spectral news…

Just a very small snippet of news today – just so you can join me in welcoming two more writers to the Spectral roster! First up is PAUL KANE, author of such novels as The Afterblight Chronicles, The Gemini Factor, and Of Darkness and Light, the critically-acclaimed study of Clive Barker’s hellish vision in The Hellraiser Films and their Legacy, … Continue reading

And the winner is…

We have a winner of the Spectral Press Prize-draw and we have a name: JOHN HOWARD of Birmingham! Congratulations to John, and I will be contacting him shortly about his prize… which is a framed and signed edition (by both Gary and I) of the first chapbook and annotated, signed ( by Gary only) manuscript of … Continue reading

Another Spectral review

Here’s what author Angela Slatter said about Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark – the original review can be found on her website: —()— I’ve just read the first offering from Simon Marshall-Jones’s Spectral Press, What They Hear in the Dark, by Gary McMahon. The blurb goes thusly: ‘Rob and Becky bought the old place after … Continue reading

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